# What is the LCM of 24 and 48?

To find the LCM of 24 and 48, we need the least number which is exactly divisible by both 24 and 48.

## Answer: LCM of 24 and 48 is 48

Least Common Multiple of two numbers is the least number that divides the two numbers exactly.

Here are some commonly used methods.

### Least Common Multiple of 24 and 48 by Formula

The formula of LCM is LCM (a,b) = (a × b) / GCF (a,b)

The Greatest Common Factor of (24, 48) = 24

So, GCF (24,48) = 24

By using formula,

LCM of 24 and 48 = (24 × 48) / 24

= 1152 / 24

= 48

So, LCM of 24 and 48 = 48

### Least Common Multiple of 24 and 48 by Listing Method

Let's see the first few multiples of 24 and 48 and identify the common multiples of 24 and 48.

The least among the common multiples is the LCM of 24 and 48

Clearly, 48 is the least common multiple of 24 and 48

So, irrespective of the method, the solution to our question LCM of 24 and 48 is the same.